Google might bring Cheaper Nexus One to India
Google might be planning a Nexus One mini for India. They are planning to bring a cheaper cut down version of the Google Nexus One phone to India according Ankit from CNBC TV-18 who had a chance to interact with Google India MD Shailesh Rao . Few days ago , Rao felt India was not smartphone friendly , perhaps he has grand plans to tackle that.
This is what Ankit had to say about what he learnt from Shailesh Rao about the fate of Nexus One’s India launch.
Nexus One will not come to India in its US avatar, the India specific Google Phone may be a stripped down version and priced lower!
No word about the price of this phone or any estimated launch date
In a mobile market dominated by a few players, Google’s entry as a mobile handset player(in partnership with HTC or Moto) can be a game changer and might create serious competition for Nokia, Samsung etc. The Google brand has a great reputation in India amongst internet users and a Google branded phone might be a dream come true for them.
The Nexus One is currently not sold in India but many users have purchased it from the US for around 530 USD which is approx Rs.25000 and the money is certainly worth for the specs of the Nexus One. We speculate that the ideal price for the Nexus One Mini should be around the Rs.15000 mark (327 USD) for a cutdown variant. If it wants to shatter some sales records , it can be priced at Rs.9999.
Woot ! we are definitely excited and just a gentle reminder , there is a no official nexus one mini as of now . We are just preferring to call it that way . Hope the Nexus One Mini comes to India and lets hope Google does not disappoint India like Apple did.